Garena, the developer of the popular battle royale game Free Fire, has postponed the launch of Free Fire India by a few weeks.
The company announced the postponement in a statement on its website, saying that it was doing so "to further optimize the game experience for our Indian users."
Free Fire India was originally scheduled to launch on February 4, 2023.
The game has been immensely popular in India, with over 100 million registered users.
However, the game was banned by the Indian government in February 2022, along with 53 other apps, citing security concerns.
Garena has been working with the Indian government to get Free Fire Indiawhitelisted.
The company said that it is "committed to providing a safe and secure gaming environment for our users in India."
The postponement of Free Fire India is a setback for Garena, but the company remains optimistic about the game's future in India.
Garena has a strong track record of success in India, with other games like Free Fire MAX and Call of Duty: Mobile being immensely popular.
The company is confident that it can overcome the challenges and get Free Fire India launched in India soon.